Prosecutor with a calling: Loretta Lynch ’84, the next attorney general of the United States


Loretta Lynch ’84 appeared at her January confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee only days after a new Republican majority openly hostile to her predecessor assumed control of the panel. Halfway through the daylong hearing, John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s second-ranked Republican, asked Lynch: “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Lynch, known as an unflappable prosecutor of drug dealers, corrupt politicians and terrorists, calmly replied that no, in fact, she wasn’t. “If confirmed as attorney general, I will be myself,” she said. “I will be Loretta Lynch.”

50 years of privacy since Griswold: Gertner, Suk and Tribe discuss landmark case


Fifty years after the Supreme Court kicked off its line of “right to privacy” cases with Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared unconstitutional a state statute prohibiting couples from using contraceptives, a panel of three Harvard Law professors met to discuss the impact and legacy of the landmark case.

Breaking down the Middle East: Feldman weighs in on widening chaos, conflict


In a recent interview in the Harvard Gazette, Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Nicholas Burns, and Wall Street Journalist Farnaz Fassihi offer their analyses of the recent conflicts in the Middle East and the historic political, social, and military transformation taking place in the region.

A rebuttal from Tribe

Laurence Tribe Preferred Faculty Photo, as of 3/3/14

In previous exchanges with my colleagues Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus, I have explained why EPA’s Clean Power Plan lacks statutory authority and raises serious constitutional questions that would in fact eliminate any claim by EPA to deference for its revisionist reading of the Clean Air Act. In their most recent post, Freeman and Lazarus […]